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A Very Different Single Malt
A Very Different Single Malt

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Challenge: Horizontal vs Vertical (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Lens: Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 ASPH
Location: South Shields, UK
Date: Aug 6, 2011
Aperture: F/1.7
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Abstract, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2011

The setup was the hardest part of this shot. I used a waterptoof tape to hold the whiskey glass to the wooden surface (an old shelf) and stood this up at 90 degrees, the camera was then set at 90 degrees to match the horizontal plane of the shelf. I used a metal grinder to cut off the bottom of an old whiskey bottle (no whiskey went to waste in the shooting of this scene!) the bottle was then strapped to the shelf. The cork was also taped to the shelf. I then used a basic workmans lamp above the bottle and poured the whiskey (a mix of water and tea) into the top while shooting multiple shots, the best one was then chosen, slightly edited in lightroom (mainly for noise and exposure) and submitted to DPC. Simple but effective! Hope you enjoy it.

Place: 20 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.2679
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4167
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 112
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/22/2011 06:49:50 AM
Thanks for all the comments, looks like I was one of the ones who thought of a vertical subject shot horizontally, maybe thats why score was so low... nevermind!
08/19/2011 12:51:20 AM
Nicely done!!!
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08/19/2011 12:29:03 AM
Oh golly. This is BRILLIANT!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2011 11:07:17 PM
This shot makes me thirsty. excellent gold colors and light dancing on liquid.
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08/16/2011 12:19:11 PM
wow, wow! caught on fire
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08/14/2011 12:21:28 PM
great idea, and i like the rustic look. i hope no single malt was harmed.
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08/12/2011 02:27:22 PM
Love the intense action of the liquid while the stopper sits quietly in the middle unfazed. Nice lighting and composition. This should have placed much higher. Great shot.

Message edited by author 2011-08-19 10:56:46.
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08/12/2011 12:47:24 PM
Very interesting image!
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08/12/2011 12:28:55 PM
Nice with great lighting
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08/12/2011 08:59:22 AM
Isn't this a vertical picture of a vertical subject that you rotated? Not sure if that meets the challenge...

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